We will inform your local hospital or GP that your child is going home and explain any care or support you will need.
Before you leave the ward, check that you have been told and understand the following:
what to expect once you get home
what to watch for and who to call if you are worried
how to contact the ward or department
what medications (if any) your child is taking and when
how and when to get a repeat prescription of these medications
how to use any equipment we have lent you
when to come back to an outpatient appointment (if necessary)
When you come home from hospital, your child may seem to act younger than before. This sometimes shows up in the form of tantrums, refusing to use a potty or bed-wetting but is quite normal and will stop once your child is back into his or her normal routine.
Your child may also want to continue to play 'hospital' for a while afterwards as this can be a useful way of 'playing out' their experience and showing you that they may have thoughts or questions bothering them.
You can call us if you are worried.